WEEK 6 & 7: Realizations


I guess everyone has been pretty busy to post last week lol.

hmmmm, trying to think what I did 2 weeks ago…

oooooh, our church does this thing every year where each class has events called Brothers’ Appreciation Day and Sisters’ Appreciation. 2 weekends ago, we had our last Sisters’ Appreciation Day as Seniors. The guys made a 3 course meal that included steak, salmon, and chocolate truffles. I was honestly really blessed and wasn’t expecting anything so great! I realized how thankful I am to live life throughout my college years with these brothers and sisters. I couldn’t have survived without them. Close friendships and great memories have been made :’) Sad that we’re parting ways after graduation this May but excited to see where each of us goes in our next chapters of lives!

I’ve been really consumed with midterms and currently studying for 2 of them right at this moment LOL. Both of them are on Thursday so hoping to get a lot of work done tonight!

I guess one big thing happened recently. One of my roommates and I aren’t in good terms right now. Long story short, I’ve been storing things since last semester, and it basically all came out after one situation 2 weekends ago. I was bitter, was basically over it, and gave the silent treatment.

With my luck, every sermon during Sunday and even during Bible study had this recurring theme of “forgiveness”. I literally got mad LOL. I’m like “God, I know you are forgiving of me whenever I do wrong, and I should be doing the same for others but I don’t want to right now. I need time. I don’t want to give in by just forgetting all of this”.

Praise God that I was able to come to a place where I could give my bitterness to Him and not hold on to it anymore. My roommate and I talked it out one night. I won’t say that everything was resolved, but I didn’t have much feelings toward her anymore. There’s no more anger and bitterness, but we realized that we weren’t really close to begin with. With that, I told her that I won’t be putting in the effort to become closer in our relationship because I want to spend the last few months building friendships with ppl I’m close to right now and with ppl in my fg (Bible study group).

It sucks that the time I invested in this relationship is to a waste, but sometimes it’s for the better to move on.

WEEK 5: Excitement


^ My cousin in Korea got a puppy TT TT

This past week has been a bit busier than the previous weeks. Overall, I feel like I was able to find balance between doing work and hanging with friends.

This past Friday, my Bible study group had a hangout. We like just ate, chilled, and watched a movie. We ended the night by going to a bubble tea place. We sat outside due to the lack of seatings inside.

While we were talking, this random guy came up to us. It was really clear that he was lying for the sake of receiving money, and he kept talking and talking. Long story short, we ended up giving him some money because as Christians, we are called to show God’s love, and this is one way that we can portray a glimpse of that never ending love to this man.

One of my members brought a friend to our hangout, and he was a non-Christian. He actually was curious and asked us why we ended up giving that man when it was so clear that he was scamming us. We went ahead that talked about our duties as Christians, and that we don’t know what that man might have been going through. Most importantly, we should be praying for this man in that he would meet Christ if it is God’s will.

This friend ended up asking me about our church later in the night and was interested in coming out. PRAISE THE LORD FOR WORKING IN UNEXPECTED WAYS! That friend did come out yesterday to church, and it brings me joy to see him try out Christianity and hopefully he’ll come to accept Christ as his Savior!

Please keep him in your prayers! His name is Kevin 🙂

SueJeongKim

 

WEEK 4: 

This past week has been pretty spontaneous lol.

Started with Ellen DeGeneres getting us hyped because she was giving out SuperBowl tickets at Georgia Tech this past Wednesday. We all thought she would legit be on our campus, but it turns out she was going to live stream in during her show. I was v disappointed LOL but I was entertained by how many people actually dressed up as cats and brought the largest bowl that they had (She tweeted that if you do this, you’ll be able to win tickets).

I just wanted to talk about a friend of mine that I would consider as one of my closest friends. Her name is Sarah, and that’s a picture of her up there lol (Jacky and Marissa met her, I believe). She’s honestly one of the most caring ppl I know, and I’m so glad that I’m able to live life with her. Fortunately, she’s going to Grad school at UT Austin (her #1 choice) after graduating this May, but it saddens me that we’ll be apart 😢

She’s also a Non-Christian, and this is where it breaks my heart. She has all the characteristics of what an ideal Christian should be, but she hasn’t met Christ. I had conversations about religion and God with her before, and it surprises me to see her so open to it all.

I really want to use this last couple of months that we have together to see her change, even if it’s softening her heart to attend church events with me. I’m not looking for a whole tranformation (I mean praise God if it does) but I just want to be a friend who loves her and hopefully she’ll be able to witness even a glimpse of God’s love for her.

Please pray for her in that she’ll be able to see God pursuing her heart and pray for me to be used by Him!

Love you guys! Hope your week is going well 🤗

SueJeongKim

WEEK 3: It’s Okay to Not Know

This week has been good. I’ve been able to keep up with staying on track with school work and get enough amount of sleep everyday so far! PTL! 

I started discipling someone this past week. She’s a freshman who is on fire for God, and I hope to be someone to guide and live life with her throughout this semester (keep us in your prayers). 

This past Friday, during my church’s night “services”, we had a speaker who talked about how we, as Christians, should be viewing work or career. 

The speaker’s name is Terry Tucker, and he is recently working as a chief strategy officer at City of Refuge, which is a non profit organization to help refugees have a home and help them with their livings here in the states. 

If you read or hear his life story, it’s crazy. He went to college at a rly young age (I think 15 or 16), taught himself on how to code, taught a college course as a kid, helped Microsoft launch Office Suite, got his MBA, and studied law. Basically, he had it all but in the world’s eyes.

He continued to share that we need do everything with excellence. He told us that he feels like he was able to find his purpose through City of Refuge, and everything that he has accomplished was a way for God to prepare him to this day. 

That rly stood out to me. It doesn’t matter even if I don’t know what I want to do in life. And it doesn’t matter if it takes 10+ years for me to realize what my purpose here on earth is. I’m going to keep on doing everything with my best and with excellence. 

This constantly encouraged me as I’m job searching and run into times where it won’t work out with some companies, so I hope it does for you guys too 🙂 

SueJeongKim

WEEK 2: Still Discovering


(Typing this on my phone as I am lying on my bed lol)

Today felt long… this whole week felt long. Things are slowly picking up, and I am gradually losing hours of sleep each day LOL cry. 

Classes are good. Work is good. That’s good right? 

Yesterday (Sunday), I helped out my cousin with a project for his YouTube channel. 

Idk if I mentioned it to you guys, but my cousin is currently trying to pursue his life dream of becoming a entertainer, whether it’s through acting or hosting. He has the natural talent and the charisma for it, and I’m honestly so excited to see him try to accomplish his dream. That’s BOLDNESS right there if you ask me. He’s either a part time worker at a small company or a YouTuber planning for his next vid, which doesn’t give that much stability. Even with all of this happening, his faith has been growing because the uncertainty of his future, and this made him realize how much he needs God (PTL)! 

But back to yesterday, my cousin wanted to start a game show series for his channel, so he had many participants to come and basically play games. These types of shows are common in Asia, so he wanted to introduce and make known of this type of shows to the US. I helped out behind the scene and setting up for each of the games that had to be played. 

Even though I was butt tired, it was really fun and enjoyed seeing my cousin do what he loves. At the same time, it made me sad because I never really had a passion for anything. 

I met this one person that night who has been a rapper for about 3 years now. Even talking to him about what he does and hearing about what he had accomplished really inspired me because I see his passion for producing music. I mentioned my worries of not having a burning passion for anything, and one thing he mentioned was, “You won’t know your strengths and weaknesses until you try whatever. I think your 20’s is the most important time because this is the time where you actually learn about yourself, and that passion for something will come naturally to you as you keep learning about who you are”. This stuck with me, and I hope I’ll continue to learn more about myself and maybe even find something that I’m passionate about. 

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Sue Jeong Kim

WEEK 1: New Start with Joy

** Disclaimer: I know this is a lot LOL don’t feel like you’re obligated to read all of it in one sitting if you can’t. I want you to read it when you have the time rather than trying to read it all really quickly. It’s a lot of substance, and substance that I personally think it’s very important to reflect in your own life too 🙂 **


I’m FREAKIN excited for the year 2017!

I have this feeling that this year is going to be different. I don’t think I have ever felt this way for any of the other years in the past. I guess I’m very hopeful for God to really take this year in His way.

Last weekend, when I arrived back to ATL, I had a Leadership Retreat, and this retreat drastically changed me. One night, we were all gathered in a living room worshipping God with songs. Some time in the middle of it all, one of our head leaders spoke up sharing something that God has been speaking to her.

She shared, “I don’t think you guys are truly worshipping right now. It feels like there are other things in your minds, and it’s just words that you are saying rather than true worship. So I challenge you to get down on your knees and just repent to God if this is you. If you’re not going to change right now, you will never change.”

It’s funny that I was actually struggling with this for the past year. I was struggling to keep up with my relationship with God. I would go through weeks without reading the Bible or even personally praying to HIm. I soon reached to the point where I had a sense of apathy towards my Spiritual walk. It was NOT okay, and I knew that but no actions. I was so frustrated with myself and ashamed to have such a fake face in front of people around me, especially as one of the leaders in my church.

After bending my knees and fully surrendering to God in my prayers at that moment, I felt a sense of renewal in my life. I felt like a new person. For the following days, I was able to do my devotion and pray daily, and I get a sense of absolute joy during my days. I can’t describe it in words. Even though there’s not a specific situation or event that makes me happy, I was overfilled with joy that I would just smile for no reason.

I guess this is what it means to give everything to God and live out a life just for Him.

Even this past weekend, we had a church-wide retreat. This retreat was also very different compared to the past 6 other retreats I have been to. Coming into the weekend, I was excited. Why? Because I knew that I was going to experience God in different ways, and there is nothing holding me back. 

Long story short, I was able to make new relationships with people and also met wonderful older sisters that have shared their experiences in their career and as a post grad young adult. I received so much love that I got a small glimpse of God’s love for me even though the amount of His love is bigger than we can ever imagine. Sermons were really good, and there were so much truths that were said (I can share if you would like in another post if you would like).

One thing that personally stood out to me:
“Stop focusing on the temporal success here in this Earth, but on the eternal success in Heaven.”
Why am I worried about things that would happen on this Earth? What’s the point when we’re all going to die one day and stand before God one day? Will I be bring these successes with me to Heaven?
One specific area that I felt like God was speaking about was my job searching and my future career.

I would pray, “God, help me to find a job. Can you help me find a job in a city that I would fit in and enjoy”. I realized I was praying for the wrong things. Instead, I should be praying, “God, help me find a job where I can be an influence for your kingdom. Take me to a city where I can be a witness and a light of you to the people around me. I want to do work for you. I want to be used by leading others to You”.

In the end, God has a plan for me. Who am I to pray for a certain way or path when He has a perfect plan all ready for me? I realized it all depends on where your heart is and what your true motive is for that certain desire, whatever it may be.

Is it a motive that praises Him? Is it a motive that will do work for His Kingdom? Is it a motive where I can let God’s name be known?

Sue Jeong Kim